The Classic Tote

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photo-3You simply cannot go wrong with a large, classic tote.  It’s roomy enough to hold all of your essentials (and then some), but amazingly chic in its simplicity.

Stash your personal items, documents, makeup, iPad, and even an extra sweater or scarf and be prepared all day long.  Keep all your items organized at arm’s reach for business meetings, day outings, or a long plane ride.  Case in point, supermodel Karlie Kloss was just spotted leaving LAX airport with a gorgeous oversized tote in hand.

We offer a variety of beautiful and affordable totes in every size and color imaginable.  Our Studded Fashion Tote, pictured here, features a lock and key to keep your valuables protected, as well as studded accents to ensure you’re not ALL business all the time.  Not quite your vibe?  No problem – head over to fashlets.com now to find the tote that’s perfect for you!

2015 Oscars Red Carpet Fashion

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  For us red-carpet lovers, that means Academy Awards season – of course.  We’ve gathered a roundup of our favorite looks from this year’s Oscar festivities and matched them up with our newest accessories collections.  Take a look then head over to Fashlets.com to get in on the latest trends for less!  Click on any item you below to shop.

Ravishing Red

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Not just for the carpet anymore – red was EVERYWHERE this year.  We loves seeing it in ethereal lace, like on beauties Giuliana Rancic and Rosamund Pike – as well as simple but bold like on newcomer Dakota Johnson.  A head-to-toe red look is the perfect way to make a show-stopping statement.  Feeling shy?  Try starting with one red accent piece and building from there!

Check out some of our favorite red pieces (click on any item to shop):photo-3photo-11photo-1photo-2

Black & White Beauties

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Mix these two neutrals together for an elegant fail-proof look.  Our favorite leading ladies Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, and (Best Supporting Actress Winner!) Patricia Arquette opted for these black and white looks that are both classic and chic.  Not that Meryl could ever do us wrong…

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Gorgeous Green Gems

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We can always count on Scarlett Johansson and Cate Blanchett to bring a bit of edge to the red carpet.  This year they both opted for bold, dramatic statement necklaces in shades of luscious green.  We also adore America Ferreira’s romantic teal ensemble with matching earrings.  Before you go green with envy, peruse our affordable green and turquoise accessories and create your own look for less.

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Au Natural

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There is nothing quite like the color nude to let one’s true beauty shine through.  Gorgeous women like Oprah, J. Lo, Kerry Washington, and Jennifer Aniston kept it neutral in this all-flattering shade, with embellishments and draping that made them look anything but plain.  Likewise, choose a handbag in a neutral tone but with statement-making accents and textures.

Take a look at few of our favorites here (click on any item to shop):

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All red carpet images via Elle.com and Washingtonpost.com.

Holding A Patent

The first mention of Patent Leather came from Brussels, Belgium in the late 1700s, although it was at the time (please forgive us), not patented.  From there, patents were eventually obtained in 1793 and 1805 for making patent leather, this time in Birmingham and Hackney Wick, England.  Patent leather, it is widely agreed upon, owes much of its popularity to Seth Boyden.  Seth Boyden, after obtaining a piece of patent leather from a German military hat did what anyone would do in the situation.  Springing to action, he set up a shed at a Cast Iron Foundry and went to work on reverse engineering the process.   Alas, Boyden never patented his lengthy process either, which included layers of linseed oil and days of baking the leathers and the irony continued.

The popularity of patent leather for use in formal dress grew from there.  Today, we have our choice of patent products form belts, shoes, bags and more.  Now in the wonderful throws of Summer, we are enjoying a surge of patent accessories and in honor of all those wonderful inventors that never held a patent, we invite you to pay homage by holding one of your very own!

 

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A patent faux leather update on this trendy look! Upgrade your look straight to the catwalk. The stylish handle placement of this trendy zip around top closure bag makes us want to practice our model strut right here in the office.

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This flat bottomed beauty is the perfect size for everyday wear from office to errands and brunch on the weekends. Just remember when you are prowling the mean streets looking like an off duty model, who tipped you off to the au currant style of this delectable bag. Don’t forget the little people!

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Touchable, soft faux leather and sophisticated faux patent details make this the fashionista’s dream bag through the winter fashion season. In chic color combinations, quilted accessories were on the runway for this year’s trendiest look! With so much room in the barrel designed body and tasteful side zip around patent leather pockets, you won’t have to decide whether to make this your daily bag or save it for a weekend get away, you can have both.

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A trend stopping bag with two distinct sides.  A stunning gold tone metal frame and Rhinestone studs set this quilted handbag apart from the rest. Wonderfully compact, the double zipper compartments hide a surprisingly roomy, deliciously silky interior!  The adjustable, removable shoulder strap gives you options on how to wear this little two faced accessory.  Go high low in your jeans and flats or keep up with your most sophisticated silhouettes.

Show your chic style at the office! With a trendy zip around top closure and snap closed key ring tethe, this faux patent briefcase bag is a style to be reckoned with. Featuring luxuriously soft rolled faux leather handles and silky polka dot interior, this bag will make you want to make it your weekend as well as week day companion. The look of faux and patent leather combined give you the ability to pair this eye catching style with streamlined work or casual silhouettes.

patent blue briefMake a chic power move with this sophisticated briefcase, sure to become an instant classic. With gold tone metal hinged handles and frame detailing, this flat bottomed briefcase’s silky, polka dot fabric interior has room for documents, ipad and more.

Well there you have it.  Holding a patent has never been so easy!  And you didn’t even have to erect a shed on the grounds of your local Cast Iron Foundry.

Which Color Should I Order? A Fashion Bag Dilemma.

I am a little reluctant to blog about this bag because I am still debating which color to pick! This zip around beauty checks off all of my wish categories.  Its Vegan, being made of High Quality PU, which also adds it to my ‘gorgeous cheap bag’ list.  It has a flat bottom which I covet especially for travel and the shape and handle placement make it a must have for this season.

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I like the Black because it is classic and timeless.  But I already have a few black bags….but not a zip around flat bottom bag like this.

The Turquoise (below) is so Summery, Unique and Trendy.  Just looking at this color makes me want to pack my things, throw my cell in a drawer somewhere and take off for a mini break.

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The brilliant Coral is so completely different from all of my other bags, that I am tempted to pick it based on that alone.  But then again, its so different from all of my other bags. *sigh* Fashion Bag Dilemma.

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